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REPORT: Germany's two most important politicians are split over Grexit

When Greece is locked in bailout talks with its international creditors, there are only two German politicians that markets seem to pay attention to — finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and of course, Chancellor Angela Merkel. But it seems there's a split between the two on the best approach to the Greek situation. Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: Merkel Stamps Out Optimism on Greece After Tsipras Talks. (video) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that greater efforts are needed to unlock bailout funds for Greece after late-night negotiations with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to yield any sign of a breakthrough. Show More Summary

EU’s ‘Open Door’ Policy

The easing of visa regimes between Ukraine, Georgia and the European Union is currently impossible, according to Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Greece says a deal is close — but Germany says nein

After Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Riga during a European summit on Thursday night, Athens believes a deal is close — but not everyone agrees. The last few days have seen a flurry of Greek government...Show More Summary

Merkel Slammed Over Silence in Parliament on Spy Scandal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been heavily criticized for failing to come clean over what she knew about her government's involvement in mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency when addressing parliament on Thursd...

Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important: Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - The crisis in Ukraine makes the European Union's partnership with the bloc's eastern neighbors more important than ever, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, insisting that the initiative is not directed against Russia.

No G7 Invite for Russia Yet - Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out any return to the G8 format unless Russia fully “complied with the norms of international law,” media reports said Thursday.

‘No room in G8 for Russia until values are met’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there won’t be any Group of 8 meetings with Russia as long as it fails to comply with basic common values of democracy. ||| Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that there would...Show More Summary

One in Three Germans Feels Deceived by Merkel Over NSA Spying Scandal

A third of Germans believe Chancellor Angela Merkel intentionally lied when she vowed to end US spying on Germany, in a bid to shield herself from criticism ahead of the 2013 general election, a poll has shown.

Greece To Tax Bank Transactions, Says IMF "Won't Get Any Money" On June 5

On Monday we got still more bad news for Greece. Around one-third of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc opposes further aid for Athens meaning the Chancellor faces an uphill battle in convincing German lawmakers to keep Greece on life support. Show More Summary

German conservative asks if Merkel coalition can survive spy row

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives talked openly for the first time on Tuesday of the potential breakup of their coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD) due to a row over the activities of Germany's BND spy agency.

68th World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany addressed delegates on the first morning of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly. "The WHO is the only international organization that has universal political legitimacyShow More Summary

Merkel's German Coalition Government Split Over Spying Affair

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is coming under increasing pressure to divulge a list of targets, including the IP addresses of individual computers, which German intelligence tracked on behalf of the US National Security Agency (NS...

Russian Sanctions: Effect on Global Oil Market

Despite recent visits by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US Secretary of State John Kerry to Russia, the international community appears unlikely to soon lift sanctions imposed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. Effect on Russia Exports? Russia is one of the largest hydrocarbon producers in the world. Although cushioned by [...]

Germany's SPD notches up pressure on Merkel to divulge U.S. spy list

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel is coming under increasing pressure to divulge a list of targets, including the IP addresses of individual computers, that German intelligence tracked on behalf of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

Germany's Merkel calls for global emissions trading system

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS), the bloc's flagship policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions, to become a global system.

Merkel, Poroshenko to Hold Talks in Berlin

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is flying to Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the German government’s website announced on Wednesday.

Merkel Defends Chiefs of Staff Against Accusations of Lying in NSA Scandal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come out in defense of her staff, denying media reports that her administration lied about plans to reach a "no-spying" agreement with the United States.

Merkel defends staff against growing criticism in spy scandal

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her present and past chiefs of staff on Monday against criticism that they lied to the public about the prospects of a "no-spy agreement" with the United States.

Vladimir Putin defends notorious Nazi-Soviet pact

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the infamous pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union that agreed to divide up eastern Europe during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. On August 23, 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union agreed to carve up eastern Europe between them...

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